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Painted my calipers... #406730 Feb 22, 10:36am Feb 22, 10:36am
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Painted my calipers...
I painted my calipers yesterday Just want to know what you all think ... thumbsup

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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: celica_182] #406731 Feb 22, 10:37am Feb 22, 10:37am
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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: celica_182] #406732 Feb 22, 10:47am Feb 22, 10:47am
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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: PnOyGtS] #406733 Feb 22, 10:59am Feb 22, 10:59am
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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: TRD604] #406734 Feb 22, 11:00am Feb 22, 11:00am
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good job

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: rem] #406735 Feb 22, 11:01am Feb 22, 11:01am
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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: jonnyess] #406736 Feb 22, 12:38pm Feb 22, 12:38pm
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thumbsup look good. what psint did you use? nice and glossy

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406737 Feb 22, 12:44pm Feb 22, 12:44pm
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CTH I think from autozone n then I applied clear coat for that glossy finish came out really nice and easy to wash the caliper dust.

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: celica_182] #406738 Feb 22, 1:24pm Feb 22, 1:24pm
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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: SSCarbonGTS] #406739 Feb 22, 1:27pm Feb 22, 1:27pm
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looks good thumbsup

Caleb's are red too


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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: Traviesa86] #406740 Feb 22, 1:32pm Feb 22, 1:32pm
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what color shoudl i paint mine? red or blue? i dont have anything else red but it stands out well?

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406741 Feb 22, 1:33pm Feb 22, 1:33pm
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caleb's car is carbon blue and he painted em red...looks good

You have spectra?? I think the red calipers stands out well against the blue colors thumbsup


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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: Traviesa86] #406742 Feb 22, 1:51pm Feb 22, 1:51pm
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red calipers look good on all color cars.. especially since its the normal color for sport brakes

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: rem] #406743 Feb 22, 1:53pm Feb 22, 1:53pm
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awsome smile i think i may just do that then

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406744 Feb 22, 1:56pm Feb 22, 1:56pm
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nice job! thumbsup


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Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: celica_182] #406745 Feb 22, 2:29pm Feb 22, 2:29pm
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looks great, nice rims btw

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: vcel523] #406746 Feb 22, 2:44pm Feb 22, 2:44pm
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what's it take to do that??? i've been wanting to do that for a while, but didn't want to try without knowing what i'm doing...

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: dansgts] #406747 Feb 22, 3:09pm Feb 22, 3:09pm
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there is a writup in the intall i belive. if not here then on newcelicaDOTorg. U can take off oyur wheels, clean the brakes really well, mask them off and paint them i belive. shouldnt be to hard. how exactly did you do urs Alejandro?

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406748 Feb 22, 4:24pm Feb 22, 4:24pm
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
there is a writup in the intall i belive. if not here then on newcelicaDOTorg. U can take off oyur wheels, clean the brakes really well, mask them off and paint them i belive. shouldnt be to hard. how exactly did you do urs Alejandro?

cool, found it. thanks man.
for anyone else looking for it, click here

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: dansgts] #406749 Feb 22, 4:56pm Feb 22, 4:56pm
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I've always like just painting them black because you can't see them, I think they usually just stand out to much on most cars. For example I think the blue car with red calipers will look horrible..

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: InfernoSonoma] #406750 Feb 22, 5:13pm Feb 22, 5:13pm
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nice...did you paint around the rotor? Looks like you just did teh top part and forgot about the rest. NIce job none the less. thumbsup

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: InfernoSonoma] #406751 Feb 22, 5:16pm Feb 22, 5:16pm
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well its 1 to 3 so far on if i shoudl go blue or red with red winning smile I personally like them to stand out. Just dont knwo if i shodul go blue or red

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406752 Feb 22, 5:24pm Feb 22, 5:24pm
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very nice

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: ToiletPaper] #406753 Feb 22, 6:06pm Feb 22, 6:06pm
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Why paint your tiny stock calipers?

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: Teknikal] #406754 Feb 22, 6:09pm Feb 22, 6:09pm
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because we cant afford large, prepainted ones wink

Re: Painted my calipers... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406755 Feb 22, 8:17pm Feb 22, 8:17pm
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seriously... LOL

Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: cr4sh] #406756 Feb 22, 8:34pm Feb 22, 8:34pm
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haha WTF why do I paint my tiny calipers? anyways Hey hombredelasratas go with red man would look way better than blue trust me... and get the VHT caliper paint from autozone for 7.99.

Ok guys for Everyone That Liked how they turn out this is what I USED for them:

1. Clean the calipers extremely well get all the dust and everything out I used brake parts cleaner works very well.

2. The apply the Paint of course, I suggest You do this In several THIN LAYERS this is very important for a great finished and let like 10 to 20 min between each layer of paint.

3. After that Is done let it dry and then apply The clear coat,Again guys several thin layers 5 to 7 will be enough. Clear coat will help with the brightness and will help from dust gettingin the calipers and cleaning them 1000 times easier.

Anyways Any questions Everybody is welcome TO PM me Im more than happy to help everyone Thats Why Ecelica Is the SHIET grin

Enjoy
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Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: celica_182] #406757 Feb 22, 10:18pm Feb 22, 10:18pm
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how long did you wait between paint and clearcoat?

Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406758 Feb 22, 10:19pm Feb 22, 10:19pm
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also did you jsut mask it all off or did you take the calipers off and everything?

Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: hombredelassrtas] #406759 Feb 22, 10:20pm Feb 22, 10:20pm
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looks sweet...love the glossy look thumbsup

Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: Virgilson] #406760 Feb 23, 1:26am Feb 23, 1:26am
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I painted my recently too, used a caliper paint kit (Dupli-color).
Came with caliper cleaner, paint, tape, and a brush (no spray frown )

Masking off the caliper woulda been too much of a pain, so I just free-handed it with the brush, I think it came out fairly well. I didn't do absolutely every part of the caliper (the metal-looking parts I left alone, while the rouger surfaced areas I sanded and painted). I'll post some pics up when I have a chance to take some smile


I did this a few weeks ago, I'm just not on the ball lately!

Oh yeah, the kit was like $15 or so from Kragen wink
Considering how much everything else costs around here, it didn't seem too bad!


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Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: ArumnDark] #406761 Feb 23, 2:14am Feb 23, 2:14am
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Great job and nice rims! thumbsup


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Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: Chelica815] #406762 Feb 23, 8:27am Feb 23, 8:27am
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hombredelasrtas: I took the brakes apart thats the best thing you can do To clean them very well because If you left dust and dirt the paint its gonna come off in like a week or two Its better do it right once and dont do it again grin happened to me before and I didnt cover enything dont even worry abour paint getting on the disk once you start using the brakes its gonna come off right away and ill said wait like 2 to 3 hours to apply the clear coat and I highly suggest that you let the paint dry ovcernight meaning dont drive the car at all that day thumbsup.


Arummdark: Yeah I know I bought that one before but I didnt like the tone of red color, It wasnt bring enough. I recommend this paint way better than dupli-color one for the brightess and the glossy finish its all thanks to The clear coat wave

later guys
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Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: celica_182] #406763 Feb 23, 9:43am Feb 23, 9:43am
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noticed your clear corner bulb was blue? you ever get in trouble for that?


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Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: HypnoticJester] #406764 Feb 23, 9:45am Feb 23, 9:45am
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Re: Painted my calipers...Pics of what I used and what I did [Re: celicajonz] #406765 Feb 23, 9:56am Feb 23, 9:56am
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